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Car Hire in Kerry Airport, Ireland

Kerry Airport is centrally located in County Kerry, in Irelands rugged southwest, where they say an inch is a mile.  Well, not literally!  The phrase refers to the quiet coastal village Inch, and the sign telling you there is just one mile to go until you reach Inch Beach and the abundant holiday home and Bed & Breakfast facilities.  To help you choose the perfect Kerry car rental to suit your needs, go online to and put in your desired road trip dates; the comparison website will compare quotes from the best Kerry Airport car hire agents, including Avis, Budget Europcar and Hertz; as well as local car rental companies Dooley car rental and Green Motion car rentals. 

Car Rental at Kerry Airport: Wild Atlantic Way

County Kerry is a little bit along the Wild Atlantic Way, which actually begins in neighbouring County Cork.  Perhaps take an inland route through Kerry and West Cork.  The landscape is stunning, limestone rocks and bog lands.  Drive at your leisure and get out exploring as much as possible, as the drive is short, and spend a night in Cork City or a remote Bed and Breakfast in the wilds of the West County.  To begin your Kerry car hire Wild Atlantic Way road trip, travel to Bandon or Kinsale on the ocean and stick to the coastal route.  Along the way you will enjoy the freshest and most delicious seafood in picturesque, colourful fishing villages.

Skibbereen is a hidden gem between Cork and Kerry.  Pass through Bantry and the Sillahertane Bog National Heritage Area in your rental car to arrive Killarney.  Plan an overnight in this historic village and take a horse drawn carriage ride through Muckross Gardens, surrounding Muckross House.  The Wild Atlantic Way reaches all the way up to Donegal, through Limerick, Clare, The Burren and Galway City.  There are too many sights and sounds to mention here; the best advice is to keep an open and inquisitive mind and enjoy the experiences and warm welcomes of the West of Ireland as you meet them.

Car Hire from Kerry Airport: The Ring of Kerry

The Ring of Kerry is a 179km round trip, starting from Killarney Town.  Rounding the Iveragh Peninsula in your Kerry Airport hire car, you will pass through Kenmare, Sneem, Waterville, Cahersiveen and Killorglin.  If you are in Killorglin on August 10th, you can catch the madness of the Puck Fair, three days of festivities, horse fairs, cattle fairs, singing and dancing, all culminating in one special goat being crowned “King Puck”. 

If you’ve seen all that you wish of Kerry – though I doubt that can happen – and wish to explore further into the magical island of Ireland, most Kerry Airport rental car agents will allow you to return your car hire at Kerry Airport, or to a different drop off location, usually a major city, such as the vibrant capital, Dublin.

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